House FY 2015 USGS Appropriations Bill

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Publication date: 
17 July 2014
Number: 
122

On Tuesday the House Appropriations Committee approved its version of the FY 2015 Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill.  The committee passed the $30.2 billion bill by a vote of 29-19.  The legislation provides an increase of $162 million above the current appropriations and is $409 million below the Obama Administration’s request. 

Accompanying this bill is a draft version of the committee report providing all-important language on the departments and agencies funded by this bill.  This FYI reviews selected programs of the U.S. Geological Survey.  See pages 36 – 38 for the language regarding the USGS; detailed funding tables are on pages 139 – 142.

Total USGS:
The FY 2014 appropriation was $1,032.0 million
The FY 2015 request is $1,073.3 million, an increase of $41.3 million or 4.0 percent
The House bill provides $1,035.7 million, an increase of $3.7 million or 0.4 percent above current funding

Overall report language is on page 36.

Within this budget are the following programs:

Ecosystems:
The FY 2014 appropriation was $152.8 million
The FY 2015 request is $162.0 million, an increase of $9.2 million or 6.0 percent
The House bill provides $153.2 million, an increase of $0.4 million or 0.3 percent above current funding

Report language is on pages 36 -37.

Climate and Land Use Change:
The FY 2014 appropriation was $132.0 million
The FY 2015 request is $149.1 million, an increase of $17.1 million or 13.0 percent
The House bill provides $133.4 million, an increase of $1.4 million or 1.1 percent above current funding

Report language is on page 37.

Energy, Minerals, and Environmental Health:
The FY 2014 appropriation was $91.5 million
The FY 2015 request is $99.1 million, an increase of $7.6 million or 8.3 percent
The House bill provides $91.6 million, an increase of $0.1 million or 0.1 percent above current funding

Report language is on page 37.

Natural Hazards:
The FY 2014 appropriation was $128.5 million
The FY 2015 request is $128.4 million, a decrease of $0.1 million or 0.1 percent
The House bill provides $133.2 million, an increase of $4.7 million or 3.7 percent above current funding

Extensive report language is on pages 37 - 38.

Water Resources:
The FY 2014 appropriation was $207.3 million
The FY 2015 request is $210.4 million, an increase of $3.1 million or 1.5 percent
The House bill provides $209.3 million, an increase of $2.0 million or 1.0 percent above current funding

Report language is on page 36.

Core Science Systems:
The FY 2014 appropriation was $108.8 million
The FY 2015 request is $109.4 million, an increase of $0.6 million or 0.6 percent
The House bill provides $106.2 million, a decrease of $2.6 million or 2.4 percent below current funding

Report language is on page 38.

Science Support (new name):
The FY 2014 appropriation was $110.7 million
The FY 2015 request is $108.3 million, a decrease of $2.4 million or 2.2 percent
The House bill provides $105.6 million, a decrease of $5.1 million or 4.6 percent below current funding

Report language is on page 38.

Facilities:
The FY 2014 appropriation was $100.4 million
The FY 2015 request is $106.7 million, an increase of $6.3 million or 6.3 percent
The House bill provides $103.3 million, an increase of $2.9 million or 2.9 percent above current funding

Report language is on page 38.